• Suzzan Smith

NewGameMonday Interview with Aaron McDonell Moline and Eric Manahan

Fly Safe Space Gambler Spin a tale of intrigue, extortion, grease monkeys, speakers of lies, and giggle juice... that's right, Boozehounds Smugglers. ANTEMATTER combines tabletop strategy and poker in a one of a kind space board game, pitting you against competing adventurers you control a band of smugglers that have a hankering to Loot the Conflux then burn fuel over to the joint to partake in labyrinthine poker.


The game is on Kickstarter and officially chosen as a"Kickstarter they love!"


We were asked a few moons back the rationale that prompts us to buy a game. At the Nerdz Garage agree it is the art. The cover art on Antematter does set the stage for adventure and it follows through from the cards to the components.


Our Thoughts In the rulebook, there is a deep and compelling Lore section for each faction that brought interesting and boisterous interactions in gameplay. The cards though vastly diverse, still were very balanced. The Lore backstories are well thought out and included tips and tricks that were highly beneficial. It combines a sizable amount of strategy and sabotage in both components of the game ~plunder and poker.   



Thematically, the cards detailing Antematter by Bardshark Games are very well thought out, and the art is an idyllic blend of Gatsby and Space Cowboys. We had a roarin' good time!d r nerd lif.e


Suzzan Smith The Nerdz Garage Antematter (2020)

A sci-fantasy mashup of strategy and Texas hold’em.

3–6 Players Playing Time: 45–120 Min Age: 12+

Publisher: Bardshark Games https://bardshark.com/howtoplay/


Aaron McDonell Moline - Creator/Designer Eric Manahan - Creative Director / CoDesigner Antematter Board Game- Fly Safe Space Gambler

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/antematter/antematter/description


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